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CMS Initiates Pilot of Infection Assessment & Prevention Improvement Surveys

Posted by Kim Steele on Mon, Feb 29, 2016

With a heightened focus on the growing issues with infection, specifically the Ebola Virus, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has teamed up with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to begin a process of providing surveys and education across the healthcare continuum.  The intent of this process is to assist the industry with identifying issues with infection control practices and develop procedures to assist with prevention of cross contamination and the spread of disease. The initial primary focus of this plan will be nursing facilities and hospitals. CMS offered the following summary in a recent press release.

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Topics: CMS, Survey, Infection Prevention, Infections

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